Necklace.* This Charming Girl
Lipstick. MAC Snob
I have wanted to dip dye my hair for ages now, way back in the day when it was hot news but my hair has never been the right shade of blonde. I felt it was too golden and wouldn’t work well with the pastel hues I had in mind. Yesterday I suffered a laborious whole head of highlights and finally felt that I had achieved a nice, icy white blonde – perfect to contrast with a sweet lavender dip dye. And that is exactly what I did. I went and picked up a Crazy Color in Lavender, which is a semi permanent hair cream, and then marched home to begin the transformation. I found it very easy to do, although I did have to do it twice as the first time I tried it, I was too cautious and didn’t let the colorant develop long enough so it was barely noticeable. The second attempt it came out perfectly and I was really pleased with the results.
How I dip dyed my hair:
1. Make sure you cover your shoulders with an old towel or tee shirt.
2. You can use the hair cream straight from the bottle, but I decided to mix it with conditioner to dilute it slightly as I had been advised that the colour is very bright. I used half and half and this seemed to work brilliantly.
3. Divide your hair up into two ponytails, and tie them just above where you want the dip dye to finish. Because I have so much hair, I decided to separate it out into four sections which meant I didn’t miss any bits.
4. Make sure your hair is towel dry and then put on some protective gloves so you don’t end up with purple palms! Take a scoop of the hair dye and conditioner mixture, or just squeeze the Crazy Color cream straight into your hand, and then work it through the first ponytail, ensuring all your hair is covered.
5. Repeat until all the sections are dyed and then wait. How long you need to leave it will depend on your hair colour and the brightness you want to achieve, but I left mine on for 20 minutes.
6. Wash off, shampoo and condition as normal.
The beauty of using a hair dye like Crazy Color is that it is only a semi permanent so it will wash out after 8-10 washes. I also picked up a Directions hair dye in Pastel Pink so I am excited to give that a whirl once my lavender has faded. And clearly I was having quite the lilac love affair today as I decided to wear my gorgeous dipped hem pleated skirt from Glamorous. It is such a pretty piece and seemed to compliment my new lavender locks perfectly. 🙂
I hope you have all had a great weekend, whatever you’ve been up to!
So…do you lilac it? (sorry, had to be done!)